This was a phrase my mother used a lot, but only in reference to cleaning, and only because you ran out of time to do a better job. Lets say the wife has a headache and tells her husband I will just give you a lick and a promise for more tomorrow night. Helen Sanders April 18, at 7: How to Name Your Beard. Word of the Day. HELP SUPPORT THE GRAMMARPHOBIA BLOG.
What does the phrase “a lick and a promise” mean and Where does it come from?
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What about the spooks and intel types and analysts who do see it, maybe for many not up close and personal enough to hear and smell the result but certainly close enough to have a concept of the true horror of War. Judge suspended following arrest at hotel for drunken behavior. The problem with a minimalist attack is that North Korea certainly will retaliate and then Trump will have to up the ante again. Bottom line, lots of idiots who believe that since nothing has happened recently last years or last minutes that nothing will happen in the future. End of the farce.
A superficial effort made without care or enthusiasm. Log in to My Dictionary. Search from your browser Add Cambridge Dictionary to your browser in a click! Browse phrases beginning with:. Origin This is colloquial English and the first record of it in print that I can find is in the English newspaper The Era , March Register Log in Sign up with one click: The term a lick and a promise plays on a secondary meaning of the word lick popular several hundred years ago, meaning to clean something quickly.